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May
16
comment No confirmation prompts when deleting a file or a directory
That options refers to "emptying the Trash" or "deleting files", but not "moving files to the trash". Most users coming from Windows would like to get a confirmation before getting their files trashed (actually, most windows users don't even know what happens to files when they are moved to the trash or that they can even recover them, they just see them disappear). I guess the OP may be referring to this last case which is not covered.
Mar
31
comment Missing launcher after 12.04 upgrade
As @MadMike mentions, on newer versions of Ubuntu, the compiz configuration directory no longer has a "-1" on its name. Anyway, I'm not editing the answer, as the question was explicitly made for 12.04 upgrade.
Jan
5
comment Unity doesn't load, no Launcher, no Dash appears
I've seen this so often, and not every time I was able to solve it by just removing compiz configurations in the user's profile. Last time I wasn't able to even reinstall anything, as suggested on other comments, because even the network configuration was all screwed up. I issued an apt-get check and got a message stating that there was something broken up during a previous install or such, but with clear instructions on how to fix it (it was a dpkg <something> command I can't recall exactly now).
Jan
4
comment Target filesystem doesn't have requested /sbin/init
Excellent! I was worried it wouldn't work as my Ubuntu Live DVD was a 2-years older version.
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
29
awarded  Informed
Sep
28
comment Broken count error : linux-generic-pae : Depends: linux-image-generic-pae (= 3.2.0.37.44) but 3.2.0.37.45 is installed
Had the same problem but with linux-generic package depending on a specific version of linux-image-generic and linux-headers-generic, but a newer version to be installed caused 'Unmet dependencies' error. Solved it with sudo dpkg --remove linux-generic && sudo apt-get install linux-generic. Thanks!
May
23
comment network manager says “device not managed”
I like the "alternative" method better because it allows you to later edit the network connection from network manager's UI, to specify additional nameservers, DHCP client ID, and 802.1x security settings, etc...
May
5
comment How can I perform an offline upgrade using Ubiquity on the installation disc?
There should be a way to obtain a list of additional packages that will need to be downloaded (both form ubuntu repositories and for other user-added sources) prior to performing an offline upgrade; so we could download all these packages on a different computer, and then make them available (by copying them on a removable drive, or across the local network) to perform the offline upgrade.
May
5
comment How can I perform an offline upgrade using Ubiquity on the installation disc?
So, if I correctly undestand, the problem is the "possible" existence of user-added repositories. But if there are no additional repositories, it should be possible to perform an offline upgrade, right? It will still be worth knowing the required steps to perform such upgrade, disregarding additional software that the user might prefer to upgrade later, manually, after the system has been upgraded.
Feb
19
awarded  Caucus
Feb
3
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Dec
20
awarded  Yearling
Dec
17
awarded  Revival
Sep
14
comment Recovering moved .mod files using grubrescue
The "easiest" way is not always the best way. I strongly disagree with all the comments that suggest using a Live CD; it's really very difficult to boot from a Live CD on systems that don't have a CD/DVD reader.
May
19
revised How to make folders like “System Volume Information” or “RECYCLER” hidden, just like it is on windows?
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May
19
suggested approved edit on How to make folders like “System Volume Information” or “RECYCLER” hidden, just like it is on windows?
May
19
answered How to make folders like “System Volume Information” or “RECYCLER” hidden, just like it is on windows?
Feb
13
awarded  Caucus
Feb
4
awarded  Nice Answer